Decomposer has announced the official launch of its Sitala, a free 16-pad drum sampler instrument plugin and standalone app for Windows and macOS.
Sitala features 16 drum pads, and a super intuitive set of 6 controls: shape, two-octave tuning, volume, compression, tone, and pan. By overloading each of its controls to sweep through a range of possibilities, Sitala keeps the control surface minimal while still allowing for a huge range of sounds. The shape knob sweeps from everything from glitchy micro-house to pumping atmospheric sounds. The tone-knob single-handedly covers most of the territory that’d normally be achieved with a parametric EQ. Uniquely, each of its controls provides immediate visual feedback to see exactly what’s being done to the sound in use.
With the 1.0 release, Decomposer has added lots of new features to round out the drum sampler.
Editable sample start and endpoints: Not only does Sitala allow editing the start and endpoints of samples, but it also automatically detects poorly cut samples with leading silence and places the play head at the point where the sample starts, not just the point where the file starts.
Beat slicing: If you load a sound into Sitala that has multiple drum hits, it automatically finds their start and endpoints and lets you pick either individual drum hits or to play the entire sample. You can even go one step further and slice each individual drum hit to its own pad so that each part of the loop can be triggered separately.
Sitala is available as a free download in VST, AU and AAX plugin formats and as standalone software for Windows, macOS and Linux.
More information: Decomposer